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Old 01-12-2008, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Trans-x Transmission Additive

As some of you know I have a whine and delay in my transmission when I put it in D. All other gears are fine, no slipping, no nothing. I only get the whine and delay when it is hot and has been sitting. Once it is started and shifted in D one time it never has the delay again until you let it sit with the motor off and then put it in D again once started.

I was recomended Trans-x by another forums member and he states that it really works. Do ya'll recomemnd using Trans-x, what are the pros and cons of this product? Thanks for your help,

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Old 01-12-2008, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, Mercy. Coming late to this party, but I will assume (!) that you have already changed the fluid and filter and had it adjusted, if not that would be the first place to start.

Trans-X has been around for a long, long time and it is a quality product. It isn't a cure-all, so it may not resolve your issue, but for the older transmissions it certainly will not hurt anything. You will have to suck out a quart of fluid in order to add it, though.

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Trans-X is to be used to clear out any varnish and gum in the transmission. After its clear, you ought not need to use it again for a long time. Ideally, you want to do this prior to the fluid change by siphoning out a quart of ATF, and adding a quart of Trans-X to the mix. It shouldn't stay in any longer than 1000 mi. After the 1k mi, drain the pan, torque convertor, and replace the filter. Refill with fresh fluid and a new filter as you'd normally do, NO Trans-x added this time, and you ought to be good to go, that is if you had a problem that Trans-X could fix in the first place. If the Trans-X didn't work, it's going to be something only mechanical work can fix.
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Trans-X is to be used to clear out any varnish and gum in the transmission. After its clear, you ought not need to use it again for a long time. Ideally, you want to do this prior to the fluid change by siphoning out a quart of ATF, and adding a quart of Trans-X to the mix. It shouldn't stay in any longer than 1000 mi. After the 1k mi, drain the pan, torque convertor, and replace the filter. Refill with fresh fluid and a new filter as you'd normally do, NO Trans-x added this time...
Hey, HTBB. If we are talking about the K&W product that is the transmission tune-up and stop leak/seal conditioner, that is the first time I have ever heard your recommendation to get it out of the transmission in any mileage interval. It is designed and marketed to be added and left in and there are lots of folks who add it every time they service their AT. I used to be one of them until I bought a benz that requires MB's custom and expensive synthetic fluid. There's nothing at all wrong with pouring it in and leaving it.

We agree completely that if it doesn't resolve the OP's issue he will have to -- at some point -- explore more dire (and expensive) solutions.

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Stick with clean ATF and a fresh filter. Oil additives should never be used.
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Stick with clean ATF and a fresh filter. Oil additives should never be used.
Several people have stated good things about TransX. If your looking at a rebuild, it cant hurt.
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Several people have stated good things about TransX. If you're looking at a rebuild, it can't hurt.
True dat. As I noted initially, if the OP has not already done basic maintenance, them that is the place to start.

Back in the day our store sold thousands of cans of Trans-X and never heard anything negative about it.

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how do you pour it in? thru dipstick tube?
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